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How Functional Rifle Stocks Evolved
A stock shape that pleases one man may strike another as being ugly. During the past seven decades stock design has undergone a great deal of change, but fashions change too, and not always for the better. Some pretty awful stocks have been and are s
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Ted Mitchell Snr
INTRODUCTION. My name is Ted Mitchell Snr I am 77years young and live in Flinders View, Qld. I am semi-retired, but work most days, either helping with some tree lopping, or making knives, which is now my passion. MAJOR HUNTING INFLUENCES. My first m
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A Month Of Hogs
MY partner and went camping in Northern Queensland and decided to go for a walk along a nearby billabong just as the sun was going down and took the .243 rifle. Although we love chasing pigs just as much with our dogs we left them behind this time. L
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Covid 19 Outcomes And Feral Feedback
DIFFERENT states have taken different approaches to overall and specific restrictions implemented as risk control measures in response to a World-wide pandemic, which has had varied genuine effects on public health. As far as the hunting and shooting
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Surat Hogs
IN mid-September, I headed out to Surat to a property my good mate Paul Ball (Bally) has connections with. It was time for a little R&R away from the big city life and keen to get out amongst the open country air – little was I to know a lot of dust
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Sporting Shooter
Editor: Marcus O’Dean Email: marcusodean@yaffa.com.au Technical Editor: Nick Harvey Contributors: Nick Harvey, Marcus O’Dean, Tony Pizzata, Col Allison, Goran Pehar, Paul O’Connor, Pete Briedahl, Leon Wright, Dylan Smith. National Sales Manager: Tony
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Weatherby/fiocchi Photo Competition
Australian distributors for Weatherby Firearms and Fiocchi Ammunition *AVAILABLE CHAMBERINGS TO WINNERS INCLUDE 223REM, 22-250REM, 243WIN, 270WIN, 308WIN, 30-06SPRG, 300WIN.MAG. SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. With the basis of a cold hammer-forged 24-inch
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The Good Side of 2020
The Year 2020 was historic with many travel restrictions meaning a lot of hunters missing out on many opportunities, myself included. Unable to pursue fallow during the rut or head to the NT for buffalo, I found myself with more time to spend on my l
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Case Necks Need Special Attention
THE method used by most handloaders for full-length sizing is pretty much the same: Screw the die into the press until it contacts the shellholder, dip the case neck in a powdered lube, roll the case over the lube pad and run it into the die. This pr
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Ask The Gun Editor
Letters containing questions for answering by Nick Harvey must be accompanied by a stamped self-addressed envelope. Mail your letters to: The Technical Editor, 3 Reef Street, Hill End, NSW 2850. LETTER OF THE MONTH Q For deer hunting I am using a 7mm
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New Country – New Perspective
WHEN we get used to being in our comfort zone, there can be an element of going through the motions that is hard to shake. I wouldn’t describe any of my hunting as stale, but balancing the many situations I find myself in outdoors, as well as working
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Immersed In The Culture
2020. What a whirlwind of a year, COVID-19 paused all recreational activities including hunting, I dislocated my hip, left a relationship and I moved back to New South Wales from the small town of Camooweal on the Queensland Northern Territory border
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The “Itch-Scratch Cycle”
The older bull continued down the hill towards us as we hurriedly moved into a clearer position to get a better look at him and get ready for a shot. He stopped on the edge of some scrub and looked directly at us with more than a hint of suspicion at
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BACON Busters
ENTRIES: Please email your high resolution .jpg or png pig hunting image as an attachment to the email addressed to marcusodean@yaffa.com.au – all images must be at least 1MB in size. For entry to be valid the following contact details must be includ
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Enduro – Full Boar – Working Dog Competition
Send us a digital JPEG image of your favorite K9 for a chance to be featured in this space. There will be one winner per month. The winning dog image will be featured in this space and receive a FREE 20kg bag of ENDURO FULL BOAR delivered to your doo
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Ruger American .22 LR Long Range Target
THE world of precision rimfire is booming right now in America with two different national circuits including the Precision Rifle Series (PRS) and National Rifle League (NRL), offering a number of .22 LR competitions. These matches involve a lot of s
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Memories Of A Sambar Hunter
“BRRR, it’s cold, a bloke must be mad to be up here chasing deer,’ I muttered to no-one in particular as I was hunting on my own, much to my wife’s consternation. I was camping on private property, in the heart of good sambar country and as I crunche
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Simmons ProTarget Rimfire Scope
OVER the years there’s been a tremendous change in optics for rimfire scopes. Beginning in the early 1950s, rimfire shooters began to see the development of scopes better proportioned for rimfire rifles. American optical makers like Mossberg, Weaver,
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Shooter’s Showcase
Hard core hunters who spend many hours glassing their quarry at long ranges will appreciate the Vortex Diamondback HD binoculars available in 15 x 56mm. Offering 15x magnification and featuring a magnesium/alloy chassis, they are surprisingly lightwe
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White Hounds
AFTER eight months hunting a few thousand acres of tight scrub and semi-open improved pasture I had finally removed what I believed to be the Alpha wild dog from the area. Activity had reduced with much less visible sign, so I decided to move my focu
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New Ridgeline Women’s Jackets
I RECENTLY had the opportunity to review some of Ridgeline’s new Women’s Hunting Range and was impressed at how far women’s styling has come since I met my camo-clad hunter. Women have stepped out of the dark ages of hunting fashion, with pieces that
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Sporting Shooter
Editor: Marcus O’Dean Email: marcusodean@yaffa.com.au Technical Editor: Nick Harvey Contributors: Nick Harvey, Marcus O’Dean, Tony Pizzata, Col Allison, Goran Pehar, Paul O’Connor, Pete Briedahl, Leon Wright, Dylan Smith. National Sales Manager: Tony
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Handloading For The Hunting Field
A NUMBER of handloaders harbour the unrealistic notion that their Remchester sporter should shoot 1/2-inch groups. True, accuracy is something we can’t get too much of, but there is a limit to the accuracy we can gain from a light sporter, and more r
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Letter Of The Month
ASK THE GUN EDITOR Letters containing questions for answering by Nick Harvey must be accompanied by a stamped self-addressed envelope. Mail your letters to: The Technical Editor, 3 Reef Street, Hill End, NSW 2850. Q It would appear that Nosler droppe
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Hunting Down Under
THE words of Australian poet Dorothea Mackellar best describe the landscape of the country we call home, as well as detailing the different terrain us hunters have the opportunity to hunt in. Deer hunters heading to the hills and pig hunters heading
Sporting Shooter2 min lettiPsychology
Mateship
WILDER LIFE THIS is more to do with the fact that I enjoy quiet time, and enjoy going at my own pace. Special moments in the bush seem to be even more intimate when you are the only one experiencing them. Having said that, I spent some time recently
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WIN a GARMIN eTrex 10 EVERY MONTH!
Garmin’s outdoor range features unparalleled innovation in hiking, camping and hunting tech in handheld or wearable configurations. Options span from navigation, communication, safety and tracking devices. Garmin also produce a range of bow sights wi
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Jas Gets Her Goat
THE wind howled, lowing cold stinging rain droplets into my face. But even over the sound of the fierce wind I could hear the crack of two feral billies fighting on the hill above me. Their strong, pungent odour carried easily on the wind telling me
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Cape York Love Affair Continues
EVEN though we had hunted The Cape for several years the anticipation of stepping into a creek bed to hunt boars was palpable. Energy levels rise, the senses on high alert as there may be no second chances. It was like being a kid at Christmas waitin
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